IIS is Internet Information Services, the web server included with Microsoft's Windows Server operating systems. This is a generic tag. Wherever possible please use a *version-specific* tag, such as [iis7], [iis7.5], etc.

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How to change the user iis 5 service runs on?

I have IIS 5 running over XP. I was told to change it such that the iis process does not run under the system account. Where do I change this?
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Windows NLB detect dead IIS?

We're running 4 webservers through NLB, however every once in a while a single IIS dies on us (not the Windows, it still works, it's just the IIS returns 503 Service unavailable) Is it somehow ...
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Having trouble setting up FTP server on Windows Server 2008

I set up the ftp server to allow anonymous access. It seems that something is wrong with the directory permissions. When I try to use Filezilla to access the server, I get a 530 error. 530 User ...
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IIS 7.5 + Windows Server 2008 R2 + ASP.NET 4.0 HTTP 500 Error?

I'm having an issue I cannot track down and I have looked through the forums and not found anything that sheds any light. I have a fresh install of a Server 2008 R2 Web that I am trying to load an ...
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Authenticating with Exchange WebDAV / Outlook Web Access

I'm having issues accessing Exchange WebDav / OWA from any machine but the IIS & Exchange server. We've got a small development domain running Windows 2003. One server (which we'll call IIS_box) ...
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Reinstalling IIS on WinXP machine

I am having problems making IIS on a Windows XP box server up ASP.NET pages. I keep getting a general error that tells me to check the event log, but there is nothing in the event log. After ...
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ASPX throws “404 The resource cannot be found”

I'm deploying a website under a virtual directory using IIS. For some strange reason, Default.html works, but Default.aspx throws a 404. I have tried these: There's another virtual directory that ...
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Integrated Windows Authentication with IIS

We have a few intranet applications currently using Integrated Windows Authentication in IIS 6.0 that we are considering making available externally (employees would be able to log in from home on the ...
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Where are the SMTP settings saved in IIS7/Win2008?

I have a problem getting SMTP to work with an ASP.NET app I have (the error I get is "Cannot get IIS pickup directory"). The app delivers the mail to SMTP using the pickup directory. I already know ...
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SSL certificate only valid when viewed externally

We have a SSL certificate installed on our server. When viewed externally it validates correctly, however when the website is viewed from the server it gets an invalid certificate error. We are using ...
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SSL negotiation logging in IIS

We recently went through some system load testing and were told that there where many SSL negotiation issues and timeouts. I couldn't find anything in the iis logs about this (all requests where ...
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Is there an easy way to generate a report on “dead” files in IIS?

We're looking to generate a list of files that haven't been hit on our webserver for the last 3 months, 6 months and year. IIS can give us a list of files that have been hit, but i'm wondering if ...
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How do I disable SSL 2.0 support on IIS?

I need to disable SSL 2.0 support on a Windows Server 2003 server (running IIS 6.0). Specifically, I'd like to be able to disable on a single website. Is this possible or do I have to disable it ...
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IIS virtual directory permissions keep getting lost

I have a web site running on Windows Server 2012 R2, IIS 8.5.9600.16384. The site has several virtual directories that point to a file share from which documents (mostly PDFs) are retrieved. All of ...
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Can't connect to IIS site on network IP

I've got a Server 2012 R2 box with IIS on it. I can't connect to the default website on the server's IP address. It stopped working after I disjoined one domain and joined another (not sure if this is ...
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w3wp.exe crash (rewrite.dll) IIS 7.5

I'm experiencing several crashes in the last days on our production server and I can't figure out how to fix this issue. The server hosts an ecommerce application, written in classic ASP, that runs ...
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All HTTPS traffic redirecting to one IIS site

We have two sites/applications in IIS: www.corpsite.com accounts.corpsite.com As you can see the accounts app has the same TLD and is the only application/site on the server that makes use of an ...
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IIS 7.5 Log Request Processing Time

I am running on a performance issue with ASP.Net 2.0 Application. A page takes atmost 20+ secs to load in a browser. I would like to know where the problem is occurring, i.e in browser(rendering) or ...
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How to properly set bindings in IIS server

I have multiple websites and of course I can't run them all in port 80 so one of my websites is using port 9090. I've registered my IP in the domain DNS server and added hostname in the site ...
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Getting authentication window when browsing web sites on my server [closed]

I have a windows home server. When I browse from the net any web site in it I get an authentication window with the next message: "http://mydomain.com site requires user name and password, the site ...
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First time slow on IIS7.5+asmx

I have a question about first time slow on IIS7.5+ASP.NET model. Under my website, a asmx file works for synchronize data between server and a client machine. Now I found if a client machine doesn't ...
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What is a good third-party SMTP software for custom logging?

I am currently using IIS 6 SMTP to send out some of our mail and I unfortunately amn't finding the logging performed by it to be verbose enough - nor am I able to customise it to the level I would ...
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redirect to a static page on another web server when main web server is down

We have a single IIS web server in house that when it goes down we would like to redirect traffic to another web server and display a message that the web site is down. I have been all over the net ...
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How to create .htaccess and block UserAgent libwww-perl?

I have been testing my website with a SEO checkup tool and one of the warnings I got was this: Your server appears to allow access from User-agent Libwww-perl. Botnet scripts that automatically ...
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IIS Admin Service is disabled

I had installed IIS 5.1 in windows XP and it was working fine. But it stopped working. Then I installed it again. Now i can see it installed in my computer but I still can't go to http://localhost. ...
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Mixed error pages in IIS 7.5

IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2 x64, Classic mode. In ASP.NET 3.5 apps, IIS is concatenating the default error pages (e.g. inetpub\custerr\en-US\500.htm) with my own custom error pages (as defined in ...
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Windows 2003 Server IIS SMTP Sending SPAM

we have a Windows 2003 Server using IIS6 for SMTP and Websites. A couple of weeks ago the server started to send out SPAM emails. I'm trying to figure out how to identify where the SPAM is coming ...
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Is it possible to write a regular expression that catches a match that others have missed in IIS?

I have written a list of regular expressions that currently redirect unused pages to the appropriately used pages e.g. if someone were to request abc.aspx it redirects them to home.aspx in IIS however ...
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how install web server on a local machine (windows 7 or server 2008) for an asp.net web application?

i designed and developed a web application (works as a windows application) in asp.net with c# ... now i want to use this application on a local machine instead of previous windows application ! how ...
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webdav on iis7.5 - simply cannot make it work

I won't bore with the details, but I've tried every possible combination of settings to get webdav to work on win 2008 r2 and iis 7.5. I'd just like to find out if anyone else has faced challenges ...
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Assigning subdomain to a subfolder of ASP.NET application

I have an ASP.NET Web Application running at http://www.mydomain.com. We want to set up http://company.mydomain.com and point it to a subfolder of the ASP.NET application. When we do this, we get ...
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Why can't I get ASP.NET 4.0 to work on Windows Server 2003 R2?

I've been developing an ASP.NET 4.0 application on my local machine, and today I tried to deploy it to the server. After deploying, I got the following message when trying to visit the site in my ...
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Reverse Proxy and IIS

I am trying to do something that should be rather simple, but still I can't make it work. Let's say I have 2 virtual machines on my lan. Those machines are web servers for customer-testing purposes. ...
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Is it possible to configure IIS6/7 to ignore certain request headers?

I currently have a problem that would be easily resolved if I could configure IIS6 to somehow ignore certain request headers. Namely "Translate:f". It should process the request as if that header ...
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Why isn't IIS 7.5 accepting any request with URLs containing the word 'handler'?

We've noticed 2 very weird IIS 7.5 problems running on Windows Server 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5 Any requests that contain the word 'handler' result in an HTTP 502.1 error (timeout) Some requests, which ...
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iis 7 - IP-restrictions on one part of a website's bindings?

I have several bindings for a particular website. domain1.com - IP address1 domain2.com - IP address1 localhost - * I would like the public to be able to access domain1.com however, I ...
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Edit .NET 4.0 Machine Key settings at a computer wide level in IIS 7.0

I'm writing an implementation plan involving changing ASP.NET machine key settings for .NET 4.0 on servers that are running IIS 7.0. I'd prefer to have the setting changed via IIS Manager. On my ...
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Sharepoint site settings add on ssl port number?

WSS 3.0 IIS6/WinSever2003 CAG We have several WSS sites on a SharePoint WSS box that talk to the outside, all of which are SSL enabled. So you get a CAG(Citrix Access Gateway) to translate the 443 ...
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IIS: redirect to a webpage if authentication fails

We have an IIS site (MOSS 2007) that uses Windows Authentication. When a user that has forgotten their password tries to login the servers keeps sending 401 requests. This means on IE the user gets ...
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Which mail server is good on Windows Server 2008?

If we have two options MailEnable Standard hMail Server Which one we should choose?
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Sharing Localhost on Network in Windows 7

Basically - I am producing a website and I am trying to share the "localhost" port on 2 computers. Basically, when I build the project I just want to also be able to access it on both computers via ...
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IIS 6 Application Pool Identity permissions

Other questions have touched on this, but let's get a complete answer down: What specific permissions are necessary for a generic IIS 6 site with a domain user as the app pool identity? What ...
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Running ASP.NET Website and Exchange Server on same machine?

At the moment I only have one machine available to me that is already hosting Exchange Server 2003 on it. I am going to be developing an ASP.NET website (possibly using MVC framework) which is going ...
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Problem authenticating with SQL server 2008 server from IIS 6 server

I have 3 seperate physical servers: Old Webserver (IIS6; Windows Server 2003) New Webserver (IIS7; Windows Server 2008) DB Server (SQL 2008; Windows Server 2008) These are all non-domain ...
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Alternative to Port 80 for http

In Windows Server 2008 we can host multiple websites under a single IP by relying on Host headers. My problem is I have only one IP address and I want to dedicate it to a single application like ...